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Letter urges GC2019 to prioritize exit plan

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:00pm
The open letter, put together by a theologically diverse group in West Ohio, is drawing signatures from across the United States.
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United Methodists speak out about Dallas police shooting

United Methodist News - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 8:00pm
Handling of case involving white officer and black victim prompts clergy-led march.
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United Methodist member creates Environmental Buddies Zimbabwe

United Methodist News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 8:00pm
A nongovernmental organization founded by an Africa University graduate is collaborating with the government on a sustainable forestation program aimed at mitigating tree removal.
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Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe closes church doors

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 8:00pm
Harare church at epicenter of outbreak has suspended programs but is communicating health information and alerts via texts to its members.
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Churchgoers pitch in amid Florence's floods

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 8:00pm
While the rains of Florence have stopped in much of the eastern Carolinas, waters are rising. Amid uncertainty, United Methodists still find ways to help.
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Picking up pieces after Philippines super typhoon

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodists prepare to help others after Mangkhut cuts a path of destruction across the northern end of the island of Luzon.
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Groups push for modified Traditional Plan

United Methodist News - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 8:00pm
Also on the table is a plan to dissolve the denomination. Either plan encourages a parting of ways over differences around homosexuality.
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California church lives its mission through generosity

United Methodist News - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 8:00pm
Desktop computers and a mobile sonogram machine will benefit the United Methodist University of Liberia and Ganta United Methodist Mission Hospital.
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United Methodists oppose unfair treatment of women for inheritance

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 8:00pm
The United Methodist Church is working to teach, assist and engage both victims and perpetrators of inheritance conflicts.
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In Malawi, community permaculture farming transforms lives

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 8:00pm
Those who benefit from permaculture farming include villages who are recovering from malnutrition now that they can eat vegetables from their gardens.
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Angolan United Methodists weigh in on Social Principles

United Methodist News - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 8:00pm
Social Principles listening sessions in Angola and other African countries aim to make sure revision incluces global context.
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Paths collide for immigrants, border agents

United Methodist News - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 8:00pm
Complex issues are challenging people on all sides of the immigration debate.
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Commentary: African delegates need information before forming opinions

United Methodist News - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 8:00pm
In a commentary about the choices before the special 2019 General Conference, a Zimbabwean elder urges United Methodists to get all the information before forming an opinion.
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Commentary: Ministry of presence, witness in ICE detention center

United Methodist News - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 8:00pm
Families experience in ICE detention center is heartbreaking and challenging for deaconess offering legal aid.
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Churches can help erase stigma of HIV/AIDS

United Methodist News - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 8:00pm
October “Breaking Barriers” conference in Indianapolis will offer ways for United Methodists to be in advocacy and alleviate suffering from HIV/AIDS.
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Arabic-speaking Swiss church provides home for migrants

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 8:00pm
An Arabic-speaking United Methodist church in Switzerland is providing a home for migrants and even some Muslims in Switzerland.
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Commentary: GC delegate says church should be considering hunger, healthcare

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 8:00pm
A 2019 General Conference delegate writes about the questions The United Methodist Church should be considering rather than focusing on sexuality.
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Commentary: Preparing for nothing (or anything) from General Conference

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 8:00pm
Faithfulness and focus are paramount for pastors, congregations, in an anxious time.

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Bishop Nhiwatiwa earns many nicknames

United Methodist News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodists around Zimbabwe have bestowed many names that reflect the bishop’s leadership style.
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Arguments mount on Way Forward plans

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 8:00pm
Judicial Council flooded with written arguments about constitutionality of legislation going to special General Conference
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